Republicans on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee sharply criticized the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) for skipping a scheduled hearing on Thursday. Republicans on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee sharply criticized the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) for skipping a scheduled hearing on Thursday. TSA Administrator John Pistole was listed as an invited guest for the hearing, which was focused on the aviation security agency´s impact on commerce in the United States. But when Aviation Subcommittee Committee Chairman Rep. Tom Petri (R-Wis.) called Thursday´s meeting to order, Pistole´s seat was empty.
We all know how they will behave now: worse than ever. I say, go for it! Show those Americans who voted for Obama and the Democrats what they have done. It is the only way some of them will ever learn.
More theatre from the GOP pretending they are upset. Hey George W.Bush,thanks again for this out of control agency along with the Department of Homeland Security. Violating and eliminating our Right´s was alway´s the end goal of both the repubs and dems, bin establishing these agencies.
The repubs have become a mirror image of the dems.
TSA has been so ineffective the entire set up should be scrubbed. TSA agents in airports have found NO ONE since it´s inception, so where is its value. Besides, the only ´bombers´ have come from foreign soil and they were "set-ups".
Unless Republicans man up and have him hauled before them, the best you´ll be able to hope for is telling on him to his mom...otherwise, forget it. I fear that you are just a bunch of hopeless wimps that we conservatives have the great misfortune of having in office at this time. Dear God, protect this country.
The TSA is so ineffective that a favored national park border between Mexico & the U.S. is now on an honor basis. A shiney new border control building is 200 miles away. THIS tells you what the WH & his worthless administration think about national security.
None of these Obamaunist appointees want to be held accountable for the disastrous jobs they´re doing.Instead of going up there and lying and weaseling for 3 hours they just skip it.
These people hate any judgments being made on them by republicans and its just another way to dismantle the construction of our government.We´re in the middle of a grand coup by these people but they´re slick enough to avoid blame.
I can see no value in Republicans taking part in these type of committee meetings. Dictators neither respect nor heed what committees have to say. Republicans should consult Delingpole and Hannan for the creation and operation of a Shadow Government.
#18, That border crossing was wide open prior to 9-11. The citizens of Boquillas were free to cross and buy stuff at the Big Bend store, instead of making a 200 miles round trip, and US visitors to Big Bend could freely cross and purchase stuff from the citizens of Boquillas.
This is no big deal. In fact, it is more restrictive now, than it was on 9-10-01. Look at a map, notice the Mexican side of the map. This is not convenient for any drug runners or coyotes, and I assume they would not want to cross the border into a National Park, filled with full time Rangers.
It´s not a typo: The South Central L.A. Tea Party exists, and Jesse Lee Peterson takes a bow for founding it. He´s also president and founder of the 23-year-old black bootstraps group Brotherhood Organization of a New Destiny, or BOND, and serves as pastor for a nondenominational congregation at its headquarters. As his public pronouncements make clear, he detests Planned Parenthood and legal abortion, welfare and the California-born black holiday Kwanzaa. He used to hold a "national day of repudiation" against Jesse Jackson; he has his doubts about women in high places. He is in demand as a black voice
The A&E series Duck Dynasty is an All-American success story, from its patriotic patriarch to its sky-high ratings. It´s still mighty confusing to Entertainment Weekly. The show begins its fourth season at 10 p.m. Aug. 14, with the show´s leads fresh from signing a lucrative new deal with the cable channel. I’ve learned that under the new agreement, the clan will earn more than $200,000 an episode, divvied up among the nine adults and 11 kids on the show. That is roughly 4-5 times what the Robertsons previously made. Additionally, I hear the new pact includes additional seasons for the
This is the horrifying moment an armoured police vehicle was pushed off a bridge by protestors in Cairo today. The van plunged off the 6th October Bridge before demonstrators attacked the wreckage. It is not known how many people were on board and how many people survived the fall, but bloodied men were seen lying around the van moments afterwards. Unconfirmed reports on Twitter claimed five were dead. The dramatic pictures show the van being ambushed by dozens of people before crashing through a protective fence on the bridge. It then falls upside down and then rolls onto its roof
Former Florida Rep. Allen West said Wednesday that Congress needs to appoint a special committee to investigate the Sept. 11, 2011, fatal attacks on America´s consulate in Benghazi, Libya. “We’ve got a lot of questions,” he said, on Fox News. “This is why I believe we have to have that select committee to get to the bottom of these incidents. Right now, we have had this investigation across five different committees in the House of Representatives. We have not gotten anywhere.” Mr. West suggested a committee with subpoena powers – similar to what’s been proposed by Virginia Rep. Frank Wolf
A federal judge has sentenced former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. to 30 months in prison for misusing $750,000 in campaign funds and sentenced his wife, Sandra, to one year in prison for filing false joint federal income tax returns. Both Jackson and his wife wept in court and asked the judge for mercy just before their sentencing. Jesse Jackson asked that his son, 9, and daughter, 13, not suffer. He said: ´I´m asking that this not extend to them.´ Scroll down for video -Jackson added he hoped his 49-year-old wife Sandra would get probation or that he could spend additional
NBC’s ratings woes aren’t just limited to weekday mornings, evenings and late night. The network’s Sunday morning flagship Meet the Press–the longest-running show on network television, as its announcer reminds the audience every week–has recently fallen to a 21-year low. And as of the past few weeks, the show has come in third place on Sunday morning, trailing CBS’ Face the Nation and ABC’s This Week. (Snip) According to Nielsen data, Meet the Press is averaging its smallest total viewer audience (2.913 million) in 21 years and smallest 25-54 demo performance (854,000) in more than 21 years,
FBI agents took the stand Tuesday in the trial of a Army psychiatrist accused in the 2009 shooting rampage at Fort Hood, with one agent testifying the scene of the massacre was the "worst" he had seen. The pace of Maj. Nidal Hasan´s trial slowed as prosecutors shifted to forensic evidence, with FBI agents describing what they found at the medical building where the shootings occurred. Brett Mills, an FBI firearms expert with 23 years on the job said he eventually found more than 270 bullet holes and bullet impacts. “When I walked in there it was probably the worst
It´s a regular quack epidemic. As A&E’s “Duck Dynasty” moves into season four Wednesday night, it has turned into the “Seinfeld” of reality television. Really. With its droll, deadpan style and large, loyal, fascinated audience, it has an uncannily similar appeal. “Duck Dynasty” finished last year as the most-watched series in A&E’s history and second-most-watched series on all of cable, behind only “The Walking Dead.” For those who have not yet contracted Duckmania, the show follows the Robertson family, a Louisiana clan that built a better duck call and has parlayed it into a multimillion-dollar business. BTW, this is a
If you´re going to Thursday´s Bears-Chargers game at Soldier Field and planning to take a bag, you might want to reconsider. Or, at least, downsize. In conjunction with the NFL, the Bears have announced new public safety policies, and Thursday´s game will be the first at Soldier Field under those rules. Team officials are advising fans to not bring any type of bags to games, but here is what´s permitted (one per person): small, clear bags that don´t exceed 12 inches by 6 inches by 12 inches (exceptions will be made for medically necessary items); one-gallon clear plastic freezer bags;
We´ve got problems. Serious ones. We´ve heard enough about rates of single parenthood among whites and blacks. For most of us, this is not news. The residue from the feel-good 1970s was more toxic than realized. What we once saw as a delightful toy is now a choking hazard. While high-status whites could weather any or all decisions, minorities who appropriated the same lifestyle choices aren´t so lucky. Only Candice Bergen can be Murphy Brown. But like I said, most of us saw this coming. It´s not news; it´s just sad. I’ve been thinking about the latest job figures for
WANSHIP, Utah -A wildfire destroyed 10 to 15 structures and forced the evacuation of hundreds of exclusive Utah homes Tuesday as lightning-sparked blazes devoured dry grass and brush across the West and burned to the edges of small communities in several states. Crews were actively fighting fires in about a dozen Western states, where drought has dried out the landscape and contributed to the extreme fire behavior. Health officials, meanwhile, monitored air quality in areas that have been blanketed by smoke for days. In Utah, shifting winds pushed the fire toward a community dotted with multimillion-dollar homes near the mountain
Aug. 13 is International Left Handers day, which means those 10 percent who always feel like they’re getting elbowed aside have a day to feel special. Continue reading to find out some fun facts and trivia about being a lefty, courtesy of Time magazine and Random History.--Even though the body in generally symmetrical, there are some aspects that leave it one-sided: like whether a person if a lefty or a righty for instance. --Aug. 13 was designated as Left-Hander’s Day in 1996 to bring awareness to the difficulties of being a lefty in a right-handed world. --Mothers who give birth over
President Obama asserted the unilateral power to "tweak" inconvenient laws in last Friday´s news conference, underscoring his Administration´s increasingly cavalier notions about law enforcement. So it´s good that the judiciary—a coequal branch of government, in case the Administration forgot—is starting to check the White House. In a major rebuke on Tuesday, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals issued an unusual writ of mandamus, which is a direct judicial order compelling the government to fulfill a legal obligation. This "extraordinary remedy" is nominally about nuclear waste, writes Judge Brett Kavanaugh for the 2-1 majority, yet the case "raises significant questions about the
LOS ANGELES -- Oprah Winfrey says she's "sorry" a media frenzy emerged after saying she experienced racism during a trip to Switzerland."I think that incident in Switzerland was just an incident in Switzerland. I'm really sorry that it got blown up. I purposefully did not mention the name of the store. I'm sorry that I said it was Switzerland," Winfrey said "I was just referencing it as an example of being in a place where people don't expect that you would be able to be there," she continued.In recent interview with "Entertainment Tonight," Winfrey recalled a clerk at an upscale Zurich boutique refusing to show her a handbag. Winfrey said she was told she could not afford the $38,000 purse. Staff has added more text.
Oprah Winfrey says she´s kinda sorta "sorry" for the fallout that ensued after she told the media about a "racist" encounter at a purse store in Switzerland ... saying, "I´m really sorry that it got blown up." Yeah, right. Oprah addressed the media at the premiere of "The Butler" in L.A. last night -- backpedaling after the shop in question started to refute O´s allegations of racism during an incident last month. The shop owner says the whole thing was a "misunderstanding" and had "nothing to do with racism." Last night, Oprah said ... "I think that incident in Switzerland."
On August 12, Joe DiGenova, attorney for one of the Benghazi whistleblowers, told Washington D.C.´s WMAL that one of the reasons people have remained tight-lipped about Benghazi is because 400 U.S. missiles were "diverted to Libya" and ended up being stolen and falling into "the hands of some very ugly people." DiGenova represents Benghazi whistleblower Mark Thompson. He told WMAL that he "does not know whether [the missiles] were at the annex, but it is clear the annex was somehow involved in the distribution of those missiles."
The Missouri chapter of the NAACP appealed for the U.S. Department of Justice and the Secret Service to launch an investigation and open a federal case against the rodeo clown who donned a mask of President Obama’s face and mocked with the crowd: Do you want to see a bull run down Mr. Obama? The NAACP says the clown was guilty of inciting violence against the president. In a statement reported by Breitbart, the NAACP’s state president, Mary Ratliff, wrote: “The activities at the Missouri State Fair targeting and inciting violence against our president are serious and warrant a full
Last week I wrote a column about the reality that House Republicans are ready to cave on so-called comprehensive immigration reform. There was a final paragraph in that column my editor decided not to use. That is the editor’s right for two reasons: one, every site has a voice they wish to adhere to interns of form and content; and two, he who pays, gets the final say. Ironically, what was omitted by my editor was not lost on scores of astute letter writers who commented on the piece. I would like them to know that I have the same feelings
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IRS? A system of voluntary tax compliance cannot survive a dishonest IRS. Lois Lerner and company have virtually ruined the agency. For the foreseeable future, each time an American receives a tax query, he will wonder to what degree his politics ensures enhanced or reduced scrutiny — or whether his name as a donor, activist, or partisan has put him on a watch list. Worse still, when a high commissioner of the IRS takes the 5th Amendment, it sends a frightening message: those audited go to jail when they refuse to testify; those who audit them who do the same
In the wake of a rodeo clown’s anti-Obama skit this weekend, the Missouri State Fair is forcing all clowns to undergo sensitivity training. The state fair commission voted Monday to ratify the decision to ban the clown in question who wore an Obama mask as the rodeo announcer asked if the crowd wanted to see him get run down by a bull. The crowd enthusiastically approved, according to local media reports. But the state commission went further, saying it will require that before the Rodeo Cowboy Association can take part in any future state fair, “they must provide evidence to
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Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Monday that she will soon tour the nation and deliver a series of speeches to promote more trust in government. She made her remarks at an annual American Bar Association meeting in San Francisco. More specifically, Mrs. Clinton said she was launching a series of speeches on foreign policy. And as part of those addresses, she planned to speak about the need to restore faith in government, Breitbart reported. She also bashed voter identification laws, telling 1,000 members of the
Reggie Love says he and President Obama played cards during the Osama bin Laden raid, and that the president told him, "I can´t watch this entire thing." (Snip for video)"“Most people were like down in the Situation Room and [President Obama] was like, ‘I’m not going to be down there, I can’t watch this entire thing,’ We must have played 15 games of spades,” said Love at a public event. Love was Obama´s "body man," and spent much time with his boss while he worked for Obama at the White House.